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“Great Historic Cemetery”
Review of Jewish Cemetery

Jewish Cemetery
Ranked #3 of 93 things to do in Lodz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cemetery has it all; it was created in the 19th century and has some fabulous early headstones and tombs. It also is the site of the burial of the Jewish people who died in the Jewish Getto here in Lodz. Thanks to the effort of primarily one individual, many people who died in the Getto, under the German occupation are buried here and many graves are marked with contemporary metal markers. You can see where some families have marked the grave with a headstone. Sad and peaceful at the same time, and worth seeing.

It is a little out of the way, but the tram takes you very close. Take the tram until it ends, walk straight ahead and then to your right and you will see a dirt road that leads past the cemetery. Look for a door which will take you onto the property; you pay a small admission. It is well worth the effort.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

This is located very close to the Radegast station. Don't go to the main gate as locked. Go to the east side of the cemetery where there is a little door halfway up where you go in. It is quite overgrown but it seems that they are making efforts to resolve this. This is most apparent in the ghetto field area where there are a lot of very non descript graves for those massacred from the ghetto. Sombre place.

Thank Julian W
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I was interested to see some of the Jewish heritage whilst in Łódź. Unfortunately the gate was closed and locked. There were some signs on it with phone numbers. Is one meant to ring them in order to get inside?

1  Thank Stephen T
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

If you've never been to any Jewish cemetery, you'll be surprised. It's completely different than Chirstian. But if you know what to expect, the history of WW2 and Litzmannstadt Ghetto will paralize you. In general, this place remains the same as it was in 1944. Evidences of tragic history might be overwhelming.

Another piece of history are mausoleums built by factory owners, which reminds of Lodz's golden age. Interesting and beautifull architecture. It's good to compare them with mausoleums from another (Christian) cemetery - on Ogrodowa Street.

I recommend to visit with a guide - there are no information boards for tourists, so you experience the cemetery as it is. Without knowledge won't be that touching. Tickets cost about 6 PLN each. Every first Sunday in month is free, on Saturdays the cemetery is closed.

1  Thank watemark
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This cemetery is so old that you have a feeling that you walk through woods.I liked the atmosphere. Me and my friend walked on some less maintained paths and it's little bit like in jungle, even though there are signs with names of streets everywhere.

1  Thank Janka K
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